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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-19-2005, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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out of gas??

I thought the Z1000 is supposed to have a 4.8 gallon tank.

My fuel light came on on the way home from work and I rode in to work today. I thought I would fill it up at lunch.
It wouldn't start while leaning on the kickstand. I sat on it leaned it upright and it started. I rode to the nearest gas station and it died 50 ft from the pump.

When I filled it up (leaning on kickstand) it only took 3.96 gallons up to the top.

Where did the .8 gallons go??

Anyone else have this problem??

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2005, 07:23 PM
 
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I've got a 750 with the same size tank, it will never take anywhere close to 4.8 gallons.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2005, 07:35 PM
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I'm pretty sure it's a 18 liter tank which is equivalent to approximatley 4 gallons. Looks dead on(if off by a cunt hair).
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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This really gets on my nerves. That's false advertising in my opinion. It should take what it is listed. That was a major selling point for me over the SV1000.

Oh well, what can I do.


Thanks for the replies.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-16-2005, 10:37 AM
 
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The Z1k has a funny tank. It has a relativly large portion in the bottom that cannot be drained. I dont know if its a full 0.8 gallons, but its close.



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